Leinster have confirmed that their season tickets sale for the 2020-21 season has been cancelled, but supporters will have the opportunity to secure any match tickets that do become available for next season through a new official membership programme, with current season ticket holders prioritised. 

Current season ticket holders will retain the right to purchase their current seat through to the 2021-22 season, while also being able to avail of credits for the three remaining games of the current season on a pro-rata basis. 

Fans who purchased single match tickets to any of the Saracens, Munster, Zebre or Cardiff Blues games will be refunded automatically.

Season tickets for the next campaign were due to go on sale to current season ticket holders in late March, but given the sporting and financial uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 crisis, the renewal window was postponed.

With social distancing now likely to remain a part of sporting and other spectator events for some time to come, that renewal has now been formally cancelled as it will not be possible to accommodate over 12,800 season ticket holders in the RDS Arena.

"Cancelling our season ticket offering is an unprecedented step and one that will have a significant financial impact on our organisation, but we feel it is the right decision to make," admitted Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson.

"It has been a very difficult time for everyone and nobody knows what the future will look like, but as a business we have to make decisions now based on the best information available to us.

"The priority now is to finish the 2019-20 season, look after those that have tickets outstanding and then hopefully start the 2020-21 season.

"Our supporters have been a crucial part of our success over the years and it is also vital that when we all come back from this, and we will come back, that we have a vibrant supporter base to welcome to the RDS Arena.

"We feel that by securing their right to purchase their seat for 2021-22, that our supporters will take some comfort from the steps we have taken.

"Leinster Rugby confirmed that the new official membership will launch on Monday, 8 June, with the initial offer open exclusively to current season ticket holders only."